By hook or crook
The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have made travel to Cornwall simple and straightforward, while within Cornwall itself, the two major holiday routes, the A30 and A38, continue to improve, with fast dual carriageways as far as Bodmin. If you enter Cornwall via North Devon, then there is the Atlantic Highway, the A39, which you can join at junction 27 on the M5, which then follows the north coast of Cornwall.
National Express offers direct services and connections throughout the UK. Locally, an extensive network of bus services is run by a number of local operators.
National Express, Tel: (0871) 7818181, Web: www.nationalexpress.com
From London Paddington, the fastest trains reach Cornwall in just over 3.5 hours. There are daily trains from Scotland, Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Derby, Carlisle, Preston and Crewe. Within Cornwall, scenic branch lines serve the resorts of St. Ives, Falmouth, Newquay and Looe. Buses provide connections to further resorts. Seven-day unlimited travel tickets are available at mainland stations.
First Great Western, Tel: (08457) 000125, Web: www.gwr.com
CrossCountry Trains, Tel: (0870) 0100084, Web: www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk
The flight time from Heathrow is little over an hour. And you can fly to Newquay (or Plymouth) from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cork, the Channel Islands, Frankfurt and Paris. Flights to the Isles of Scilly are from Land's End or Newquay.
Isles of Scilly Travel, Tel: (01736) 334220, Web: www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk
Newquay Airport, Tel: (01637) 860600, Web: www.newquaycornwallairport.com
Land's End Airport, Tel: (01736) 785231, Web: www.landsendairport.co.uk
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